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Missouri Congressman Jason Smith Visits HARDI Member Crescent Parts & Equipment

Congressman Jason Smith was awarded the Small Business Champion Award recently at Crescent Parts & Equipment for fighting to protect the interests of small businesses while serving in the United States Congress. Ceremony with Congressman Jason Smith “Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and create 7 out of 10 new jobs in the United States,” said Congressman Smith. “Thanks to significant tax relief and pro-growth policies, small businesses are more optimistic about… Read More
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DEWALT Announces New Cordless Woodworking Tools

DEWALT® announces the new 20V MAX* XR® Brushless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (DCW210), 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Jigsaw (DCS334), and 20V MAX* XR® Brushless Router (DCW600), three new cordless woodworking tools for professional cabinet makers and installers, trim carpenters, builders and remodelers, residential painters, furniture makers, and general contractors. DEWALT’s New Cordless Woodworking Tools Each new tool features an efficient, brushless motor that’s durable and doesn’t require brush changes. Each unit is lightweight and compact,… Read More
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BDR Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Business Development Resources (BDR), a leading provider of business coaching and training services for HVAC and plumbing contractors in the United States and Canada, is proud to announce its 20th anniversary. BDR helps customers increase the profitability and efficiency of their businesses to prime by offering a variety of personalized coaching and training services tailored to the needs of contractors, distributors, and manufacturers. BDR Staff Founded in 1998 by Bruce Wiseman and Barry Burnett in… Read More
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Emerson Completes First Phase of Multimillion-dollar Compressor Plant Investment

Emerson recently announced it has completed the first phase of upgrades to its plant in Rushville, Ind., totaling nearly $8 million. The upgrades began in 2015 and have allowed the company to enhance its Copeland® compressor remanufacturing capabilities while strengthening its OEM manufacturing operations. Since 2013, Emerson has invested $13 million in the plant. Since 2015, Emerson has installed three Okuma machining centers with an auto-load system for remanufacturing, converted to cellular assembly with various… Read More
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5 Signs Your HVAC Company Needs a Digital Upgrade

By Gabe Pinchev New technology can be intimidating. This is even more true for many HVAC contracting companies who operate off tradition and legacy – this is how I was taught to manage projects, so this is how I’ll keep managing projects. Gabe Pinchev Nonetheless, it’s obvious that adopting new technology, software, and apps can greatly benefit contractors – especially HVAC businesses. As we enter the heat waves of summer, or look forward to the… Read More
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Hawkins HVAC Distributors Incorporated Celebrates Charlotte North Carolina Grand Opening

It was a huge turnout with over 150 attendees and 30 vendors for Hawkins Distributors celebrating the Grand Opening of their new 13,000 square foot Charlotte location on September 11, 2018. Joe Hawkins and Dick Dickson have a long professional history in the HVAC/R industry and a great reputation for providing contractors with all their needs. Hawkins HVAC Distributos Inc. located in Charlotte,North Carolina Joe and Dick, along with their knowledgeable and friendly staff,… Read More
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